“There Was an Old Nigger, His Name Was Dr. Peck”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1925 (Scarborough)
Keywords: doctor death humorous floatingverses
Found in: US(So)

Description

"There was an old nigger, his name was Dr. Peck, He fell in de well an' broke his neck. De cause ob de fall was all his own, 'Case he order look atter de sick An' let de well alone!" With the "mourner, you shall be free" chorus and floating verses

References

  1. Scarborough-NegroFS, p. 197, "There Was an Old Nigger, His Name Was Dr. Peck" (1 text)
  2. BI, ScaNF197